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Do the foramen ovale and ductus arteriosis completely close?

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Dr. Louis Krenn
Family Medicine

In brief: Usually

Both the foramen ovale and the ductus arteriosus normally close shortly after birth.
If the ductus arteriosus does not close, doctors can use medications or other techniques to close it. The foramen ovale is not always closed as long as the patient is not experiencing any problems.

In brief: Usually

Both the foramen ovale and the ductus arteriosus normally close shortly after birth.
If the ductus arteriosus does not close, doctors can use medications or other techniques to close it. The foramen ovale is not always closed as long as the patient is not experiencing any problems.
Dr. Louis Krenn
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